Edinburgh gets £1.1bn City Deal
A £1.1bn City Deal for Edinburgh and south-east Scotland was signed yesterday.
Districts are ready and able to deliver the Industrial Strategy
District councils have an unrivalled understanding of what is required to shape local industrial strategies and deliver local economic growth across England, says Mark Pawsey MP.
Striking the right balance
Improving a work-life balance is not only better for the general health of your employees but it benefits the business too, writes Simon Lee.
Better lives, bigger economies
New District Councils' Network chairman John Fuller outlines his priorities for the coming year.
Part and parcel of politics
Haringey LBC has just signed a new joint venture to push much-needed development in the borough amid public protests and opposition from local MPs. Cllr Claire Kober tells Heather Jameson why
Partnerships to power local economies
Nigel Hudson and Gary Woodman explain how collaborative co-operation is ensuring Worcestershire has the fastest-growing productivity in the country
A chance for us to rebuild
The region’s cities look to be at the forefront of Northern Ireland’s future following the recent DUP/Tory agreement, as Mark Morrin explains.
Leese: Skills system is a mess
The leader of Manchester City Council has described the current skills system as a ‘mess’ as he laid out a vision for the future.
Sharing innovation will see us through the next wave of transformation
The sector must ensure that it creates and maintains platforms for sharing going forward, otherwise transformation will cost more and be less certain, writes Andrew Larner.
Full county devolution could be perfect tonic
The Government should be ambitious and seriously consider full fiscal devolution to county areas, argues chairman of the County Councils' Network, Cllr Paul Carter.
Dawn Baxendale: Chiefs have lost their public service raison d’être
Dawn Baxendale speaks to Sam Clayden about how Southampton City Council – and local government as a whole – will be grappling with an increasingly uncertain future
Westminster could learn something from local place leadership
Judith Blake highlights some of the outstanding examples of whole-place leadership in the UK's cities - an approach those in Westminster may be wise to adopt.
Central government inertia spells opportunities for cities
Central inertia and growing concern about the economy presents real opportunities for city leaders to show their fundamental importance, writes Patrick White.
Re-imagining centuries-old governance models
There is a critical role for authorities to play in unlocking the latent potential of cities, writes David Hutton.
How will Brexit affect local economies?
As the Government begins the tortuous negotiations for Brexit, local authorities are concerned about the impact of Brexit on local economies. Michael Burton reports on a new study from ex-shadow chancellor Ed Balls.
Lower-tier councils pull out of Sheffield devolution deal
Bassetlaw DC has become the second lower-tier council to back away from participation in the Sheffield city region’s devolution bid.
Scottish Government responds to councils' campaign
The Scottish Government has said a new bill will meet the needs of its island communities.
Where do we go from here?
It’s time for the metro mayors lead the way, writes Gill Morris.
Councils counter warnings about property plan risks
Key figures have hit back at warnings councils could go bankrupt if the sector’s increasing involvement in the property market goes wrong.
Whitehall holding up public estate plans
Local authorities will have helped create 25,000 new homes by 2020 as part of a Whitehall programme to make more efficient use of public buildings, auditors have confirmed.